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Jimmy Garoppolo start or sit: Week 7 fantasy football advice

We break down the fantasy football outlook of Jimmy Garoppolo ahead of the 49ers’ Week 7 matchup against the Chiefs.

Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers passes during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 16, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons defeated the 49ers 28-14. Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images

The San Francisco 49ers will take on the Kansas City Chiefs in a non-conference matchup in Week 7. San Francisco made a big splash Thursday with a trade for Christian McCaffrey. Does he add value to Jimmy Garoppolo at the quarterback position? Does Garoppolo become a solid starter in fantasy football formats?

Fantasy Football analysis: 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo

The 49ers have a simple plan with Garoppolo. He’s supposed to play a clean game and let the skill players make plays themselves. This is potentially going to be a high-scoring game, which naturally would boost Garoppolo’s projections. However, the 49ers may also lean on the run game more to avoid seeing Patrick Mahomes with the football as much as possible. That would diminish Garoppolo’s role substantially.

Start or sit in Week 7?

If you’re streaming quarterbacks, there are likely ones with more favorable matchups than Garoppolo has against the Chiefs. Bench him in Week 7.